Last June, the first (what I hope will be annual) Multicultural Teaching Institute offered me tremendous insight into how teachers at the early grades need to be aware of issues affecting transgendered students. I had no idea! So much great collaborative learning took place, it was really inspiring. This upcoming June 2015 I will be a part of this conference again, and I’m truly looking forward to learning from the other presenters. Take a look at the Institute’s website to learn more. Registration is now open. I hope to meet you there.

http://www.multiculturalteaching.org/

A hands-on, collaborative conference to provide real-world tools in multicultural teaching for teachers of pre-k through grade 12.

Teachers will:

  • engage in creating multicultural lessons and teaching practices
  • develop a deeper understanding of personal limitations and blind spots in teaching
  • expand ability to critically evaluate self and practices within the classroom
  • reflect on personal experience and implicit biases